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Poet deVine
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0 posted 01-24-2001 06:40 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Psst! Come a little closer...yes..that's it. Now let me tell you something.

Did you know that with the new server, we as members of this fabulous forum have the ability to select a 'designated icon' that will stay and stay and stay (until we use another one)....no more hunting for number 88 (the heart)..no! I can just select it and save it in my profile and when I post, I will ALWAYS have that heart icon showing...that is until I change my mind.

And there is so much more................
Sven
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1 posted 01-24-2001 06:45 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

TEASE!!!!!



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Severn
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2 posted 01-24-2001 06:57 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

WHOOPEE....NO MORE ICON 47...sick and tired of that...

Well...just think Sharon...no hard hunt to find the newest member anymore...we will see their names and get taken straight to their profile should we wish to...

that is pretty cool I reckon...

not to mention the new smilies...

Soon to be square K

You can find out more here everyone:
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum3/HTML/000835.html

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 01-25-2001).]
Nan
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3 posted 01-24-2001 07:29 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

... and there are LOTS of new SMILIES...


Poet deVine
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4 posted 01-24-2001 07:41 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I still think that hoppy green thing needs to be swatted down!!!
Kit McCallum
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5 posted 01-24-2001 07:42 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Woohoo ... and searching ... WOW! Wonderful new ways to find who and what you're looking for, soooooo fast!  I can't wait ... let the countdown begin!  
Ron
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6 posted 01-25-2001 01:37 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

All this new stuff and you guys are most excited about icons and bouncing bubbles? Kit, tell them they should be ashamed of themselves.  

Smart Search is probably my favorite new feature, too, followed closely by the all-new Daily Topics screen. The most fun feature, though, is the Nav Window. And there will no longer be ANY reason to feel guilty for replying to your own thread.

Okay, Ron, shut up now.
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7 posted 01-25-2001 02:51 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

hmm...I don't know who the link was meant for, but it took me to a dead end, but I THINK I finally found some shred of information on Ron's "Is It February Yet" thread. I'm on my way there now.  
Just me...feeling like an idiot! Geesh..I hope no one read this before I edited it.

[This message has been edited by Temptress (edited 01-25-2001).]
Severn
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8 posted 01-25-2001 03:43 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hmmm....let me try that link again - which SHOULD go to the Is it Feb link...

HMMMM...this is a classic case of TG (techno girl) at her finest lol...

K

Try this one lol:
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum3/HTML/000835.html
Elizabeth Cor
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9 posted 01-25-2001 05:18 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor



heh heh heh heh heh heh
Poet deVine
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10 posted 01-25-2001 06:05 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine



....and there are new forums...just for the techies out there with websites!
Kit McCallum
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11 posted 01-25-2001 06:55 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

LOL ... but I do like the new smilies too Ron (except I'm with Sharon on keeping a flyswatter handy for that little green guy)  

I feel like a kid in a candy shop ... I love the fact that even with the fast pace of Open ... our poetry may just stay on that elusive page one a little longer ... I wonder just how long a page one screen can actually be? LOL! Wheeeeeee!  
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12 posted 01-25-2001 08:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Is it February yet? The Search features are marvelous....I may even adopt a new name just to see me POP up one day as a newbie! Apparently I haven't been playing around in the new spot enough to have found THE EVER-STAYING ICON FEATURE [SMOOCHES RON! - SANTA COMES IN FEBRUARY!]

I have a feeling the new forums' doors are going to feel like Macy's doors the day after Thanksgiving!
Poet deVine
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13 posted 01-25-2001 09:00 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Speaking of the first page...as Kit said, there could be a lot of poems kept on that first page....how? Hmmmm...because YOU will be able to set the number of posts that show on each page...up to 200!!
suthern
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14 posted 01-25-2001 09:36 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Search? Search??? SEARCH????? Is there really a Santa Claus after all???

Ron, tell me my pleas have been answered... (at least one particular plea... we know the Toerag isn't cooperating! LOL) and I'll make plans to live till February! LOL
Janet Marie
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15 posted 01-25-2001 12:41 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

ARCHIVES BACK!!!!! SEARCH BACK!!!and improved ...

  

thank you all wise and knowing Wizard!!  
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16 posted 01-25-2001 12:58 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Paula Finn
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17 posted 01-25-2001 01:04 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

I see this girl is gonna have to be doing some LEARNING lol...thanks you guys as if my brain wasnt ALREADY puter fried
Nicole
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18 posted 01-25-2001 02:14 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

That's the wonderful thing about it - things are easier to use, and SO much fun!  

(TOO tickled about the tech forums!)
Jesse Jaymz
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19 posted 01-25-2001 02:41 PM       View Profile for Jesse Jaymz   Email Jesse Jaymz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jesse Jaymz's Home Page   View IP for Jesse Jaymz

ok yall
this is all fine and dandy but would some please tell this broken angel what this exacly does??  what is a nav window??  so far i have read both posts and am even more lost.  all i know is that things move faster and theres new smiles.  its like yall are telling a great joke but not saying the punch line.  so please what does this exactly gonna do.  sorry if i saound mad  but i am just lost.  thanks yall  
jesse


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Severn
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20 posted 01-25-2001 03:36 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

LOL@Jesse...

Nav window - I am not so sure I should explain this - being the hopeless technical person that I am...hmm.

Ok guys - if this doesn't make sense well..what are you going to do about it? Shoot me? Heh.

The Nav window is the new way to locate the forums. New forums have been added now Jesse, and it is more convenient to list them on separate screens under subtitle things...(help - I think I'm failing already...)

OK - so for example - the discussion and poetry forums are now listed on separate screens.

You use the Nav Window (indicated by an icon of three link computers) to find the forum listings. By clicking on the icon an entirely new screen opens - and you can select the forum you want from that...

that is the Navigation Window - poorly explained by K.

Disclaimer: If that made little or no sense to anyone who was interested do tell - and someone like Ron or Sharon or Nic will actually explain it in a manner that causes electrons to fire and connections of understanding to be made..

K
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21 posted 01-25-2001 04:32 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Nav Window: See that little dropdown menu at the bottom of this screen? It's called the Hop To (I really hate that name, btw) and lets you instantly jump from this forum to another one. Trouble is, if you viewed the source code to the page, you'd see it is a fairly long list and consumes a LOT of bandwidth. Especially when you consider it's on just about every page in the forums. Worse, there's only about one person in ten who actually uses it - so us other nine are paying that download time for nothing. And every time we add new forums, it just gets bigger and bigger.

Now, imagine instead it was just a link. When you clicked on it, a popup window (not full screen) would appear and look remarkably similar to the main forums screens - right down to the blinking lights to tell you there were new posts. When you clicked on a forum name in the popup window, the popup would close and your main screen would be transported to the forum. Just like the Hop To. Except neater.

Essentially, that's the Nav Window.

Oh, yea - there's a dictionary feature that uses a similar popup window.  
Severn
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22 posted 01-25-2001 04:41 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well - there you go...heh...

K crawls quietly way  

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

Ron
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Re: Severn and the subtitle things If one was to look at the main forums page, it would be obvious our forums are already divided into Categories. In the new forum software, there are also MetaCatagories. All of our poetry/prose forums, for example, fall under the MetaCat "Main Forums," while all of our Discussion forums fall under the MetaCat of, uh, "Discussion." I'll bet you can't guess what's in the MetaCat called "Archives."  

And before someone asks, yes, there are two other MetaCategories, comprised of entirely new, never-before-seen forums. MetaCats are the lubricant that will allow us to squeeze in a lot more than we've ever had before.
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24 posted 01-25-2001 04:49 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

suthern:

YES!



Didn't I tell you patience was a virtue and always rewarded?  
 
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